Everyone overeats on occasion. “Why Can’t I Stop Eating?” is a program for people who have problematic overeating behaviors. These behaviors include losing control while eating and eating significantly more than what is typical. Other behaviors may include eating rapidly, past fullness, secretly and finding yourself feeling depressed or guilty afterward.
It becomes a regular occurrence, a way to deal with emotions. It might cross the line into Binge Eating Disorder, which is the most common eating disorder in the United States and affects people of all shapes and sizes.
We often hear people calling themselves “stupid,” “fat,” or “lazy.” But when we use those terms, it’s a one-way trip to feeling down. In “Why Can’t I Stop Eating?” we learn lots of new skills to point us in another direction; for example, we learn how to state what’s really bothering us and what we want to change about the situation we are in.
You are welcome to reach out for help wherever you are at in your eating recovery journey. Persons considering bariatric intervention are also welcome before, during or after intervention.